I lost a hard drive on my G5 which is being serviced. I managed to use the backup utility to get the data off the drives, but now I need to restore the data and the utility wants to make a "Restored Files" folder. This is not good. What I want is to restore my empty drive to its original state using the Backed up data. I bought a used G5 in the meantime and need to restore.
OSX10.3.9 ---> used G5
OSX10.4.2 ---> backed up data
Media drive/Secondary drive backed up and restored successfully. Just need main OS HD to restore.
Thanks Simon. The problem with the restore folder is some of the applications won't launch because it looks for registration info. Not all system files can be replaced via copy/paste, and other critical system files aren't being restored properly. This was clearly designed for music, photos, and other B.S. which restored without problems. A little frustrating.
I'm using Carbon Copy Cloner now to sync an old G4 that has OS 10.4.6. I should have gone this route to begin with!!
I put a little too much trust in Apple on this one. Backup is clearly not ready for Pro use. To its credit, ALL the data is backed up...now we need a "professional" way to restore!!!!